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UPSC CDS 2022 Syllabus Section wise & Exam Pattern

07 Apr 2022 10:51:40 AM

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Written Exam on 10th April 2022. Check UPSC CDS 2022 Syllabus Section Wise and Latest Exam Pattern for GK, English, and Maths.

UPSC CDS Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2022: The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the UPSC Combined Defence Services 1, 2022 Exam on 10th April 2022 for admission of 341 vacancies in the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women). The eligible candidates shall be issued an e-Admit Card three weeks before the commencement of the examination.  Candidates will be able to download the UPSC CDS 1 2022 Admit Card till 10th April 2022. In the UPSC CDS Written Exam, candidates will be asked questions from three sections - General Knowledge, Elementary Maths, and English Language. Shortlisted candidates in the written exam will be called for SSB Interview. In this article, we have shared the detailed subject-wise syllabus and the latest exam pattern of the UPSC CDS 1 2022 Written Exam.

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Important Dates

Event

Date

Last date of Application Process

11th January 2022 Till 6 pm

Withdrawal of applications

18th January to 24th January 2022 till 6 pm

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Admit Card Release

14th March 2022 to 10th April 2022

UPSC CDS 1 2022 Exam Date

10th April 2022

Release of UPSC CDS 1 2022 Result

May 2022 (Tentative)

 

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UPSC CDS Exam Pattern 2022

The UPSC CDS 1 2022 Selection Process comprises two stages:

(i) Written Examination

(ii) Interview for Intelligence and Personality Test

Admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), and Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) will be made on the results of the written examination followed by intelligence and personality test by the Services Selection Board of candidates who qualify in the written examination.

NOTE: The maximum marks allotted to the written exam and the interview will be equal for each course. This means the maximum allotted to the written exam and the interviews will be 300, 300, 300, and 200 each for admission to the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Indian Naval Academy (INA), Air Force Academy (AFA), Officers’ Training Academy (OTA) (both Men & Women).

For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

100

2 Hours

English Language

100

2 Hours

Elementary Mathematics

100

2 Hours

For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy

Subjects

Maximum Marks

Duration

General Knowledge

100

2 Hours

English Language

100

2 Hours

 

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UPSC CDS Written Exam Syllabus 2022

The UPSC CDS 2022 Syllabus for the written exam includes English, General Knowledge, Elementary Mathematics for admission to IMA, INA, AFA whereas English and General Knowledge for admission to OTA. Let’s have a look at the latest and detailed UPSC CDS 2022 syllabus of General Knowledge, English Language, and Elementary Mathematics:

English

General Knowledge

Elementary Mathematics

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Rearrangement

Idioms & Phrases

Ordering of Sentences

Cloze Test (Fill in the Blanks)

Synonyms & Antonyms

Grammar

Vocabulary

History

Geography

Politics

Economics

Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Current Affairs

Static GK

Arithmetic

Algebra 

Trigonometry

Geometry

Mensuration 

 Statistics 

 

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UPSC CDS SSB Interview 2022 for Male & Female Candidates

UPSC CDS 2022 Training & Commissioning for IMA OTA INA AFA

UPSC CDS SSB Interview 2022

The UPSC will prepare a list of candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in the Written Exam as decided by the Commission. These candidates will be called for the Intelligence and Personality Test. The SSB Interview carries equivalent marks as that of the written exam. For IMA/INA/AFA courses, the SSB Interview holds 300 marks and for OTA, the interview holds 200 marks.

The SSB test procedure in the UPSC CDS (1) 2022 consists of a two-stage Selection process - Stage I and Stage II. Only those candidates who clear stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on the combination of performance in the OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests, and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website www.joinindianarmy.nic.in.

The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO), and the Psychologist. There is no separate weightage for each test.

NOTE: Candidates should secure the minimum qualifying marks separately in (i) written examination and (ii) SSB test as fixed by the Commission and Service Selection Board respectively.  The candidates will be placed in the order of merit on the basis of the total marks secured by them in the written examination and in the SSB tests.

Success at the examination confers no right of admission to the Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, or the Officers' Training Academy as the case may be. The final selection will be made in order of merit subject to medical fitness and suitability in all other respects and the number of vacancies available.

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